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The New NAFTA

On October 15, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,United States, With Comments Off on The New NAFTA

Written by Brennan Albrecht The new deal negotiated by the countries of North America as a potential replacement of NAFTA has received a fair mixture of praise and criticism. The new trade agreement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), comes as the result of President Donald Trump’s major campaign promise to reshape NAFTA…

Anarco, Lawlessness and Narcotics in Central America

On October 13, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With Comments Off on Anarco, Lawlessness and Narcotics in Central America

Written by Brecken Denler ANarco, Lawlessness and Narcotics in Central America Since the 1980s organized crime groups have taken new form in Mexico and Central America.  Under a brokered relationship with Pablo Escobar—the Columbian king of 1980s drug trade—a number of cartels, or non-competing organizations formed.[i]  These groups, functioned successfully…

China’s Economic Advances in Africa

On October 13, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,China,Information Reports, With Comments Off on China’s Economic Advances in Africa

Written by Andrew Allen Background During much of the 20th century, Sino-African economic relations were a minor feature of Chinese foreign policy. In the 1960s, China encouraged a small amount of investment and trade between the two regions to promote solidarity among “Third World” nations (Muekalia, 2004). However, following a…

News in Africa October 5th

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,Information Reports, With Comments Off on News in Africa October 5th

Written by Andrew Allen   Ethnic Violence, Insurgency, and Conflict -(Cameroon)Anglophone Crisis Looms Ever Cameroon’s Presidential Election, Al Jazeera, October 4, 2018 Upcoming Cameroonian elections have been plagued with violence as President Paul Biya, who has held office since 1982, seeks re-election. Separatist groups in the two Anglophone regions of…

Ukraine in Chaos

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Ukraine, By , With Comments Off on Ukraine in Chaos

Written by Marren Haneberg Since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Ukraine has struggled economically and politically (“Ukraine”). Ukraine is battling internal and external political struggles with Russian takeover of its east regions, which began in 2013. On November 24, 2013, in response to the Ukrainian government’s decision to reject…